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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Trusting God- My Story

Hey my bloggers! :)

Sorry its been so long! School/life-in-general got MAJORLY busy! :P So I wanted to give you guys a little update on how things have been for me.

Well, back in May I went to this AMAZING event called YC Alberta! (Probably my favorite thing of the entire year). I learned so much there! I got to hear Brett Ullman speak again, and went to a talk called Heartache Warfare. Heartache Warfare was really hard for me. I was going through a lot in my own life at that time. I was dating someone behind my parents back (btw... DON'T TRY THAT! it doesnt work, and they know anyways... :P ) and he happened to be with me at that talk. My parents were around (dont worry! I wasn't that crazy haha) and I found it very hard to listen to how much we need to keep God as the center when I was doing something I knew wouldn't be honoring to God. I kept feeling God telling me to trust Him the entire weekend and to be Peter and step out of the boat. (weirdly enough my youth pastor had used that story to encourage us to trust God and it came up at a few of the talks at YC). Me being stubborn old me, decided to do things MY way. (again... don't ignore God... very bad idea...) I put off stepping back from that relationship... and things got even more strained with my family. My family is next to God, the most important people in my life. I love them incredible amounts, and having this come between us wasn't what I wanted. :( So in the past month I finally decided to follow God and trust Him enough to take care of my future. I know He has someone planned for me. :) I trust Him enough to give Him the pen to my love story.

I really want to encourage you who read this to hold out for someone who loves God more than anything else, and who shares the same values as you. It is so so so important that they love God as much as you do, if not more. Being in love with God is the first sign that they will know how to love you in the way you need/desire to be loved.

Yes, I still hurt. Yes, I still am confused. But I trust my First Love to take care of my earthly love for me. :) I pray all of you will be strong enough and brave enough to do the same.

I will try to get some more devo's up here and more updates and such soon! :)


Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Golden Rule: Do unto Others as you would have them do unto you

Hey all! Sorry... I've been missing so many posts! :( Life got chaotic around my house with family at my house, us going to our family's house, friends coming up... and last within the last 48 hours... A 30 hour fast. The 30 hour fast my youth did was to raise money for the Tegler Youth Center in inner city Edmonton. As a small group, some of my friends and I volunteered in inner city Edmonton at the Mustard Seed for a week this past summer. We spent a week serving food, visiting with the community members, and pretty much having our lives changed. Personally I did not expect to feel so safe among people who looked so... unsafe. They took our group in as if we were part of their family and they watched out for us. Last night the speaker for the Fast Fast was our leader in the SUP (Summer Urban Placement) program at the Seed. She spoke of how we were fasting to feel a bit what its like to be those people in the world that don't have food. She read us a bit of a book she had been reading and it was all about how You becomes Me. Really we are all so incredibly blessed to be where we are today, but we look down on those who aren't as "good" as us. The point she really made for me was that "How we treat the created reflects how we feel towards the creator." We are created in God's image. Not to be God, or become a God, but we have a unique part of God living in us. The idea that "how we treat the created reflects how we feel towards the creator" made me think of Mark 12:28-31. "One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, "Of all the commandments, which is the most important?"
"The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these."
Jesus even said we are to love our neighbors as ourselves. If we are hungry, our neighbor is probably hungry too. If we love our God, we need to love and take care of His creation too. They may live a different way than you, but they are still made in God's image and still need love. All people need love.


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Forever and Always... or Until I get Tired of You...

Anyone ever heard of Brett Ullman? Well last night my youth group watched Brett Ullman's talk on dating known as Dating For Life. OH MY GOODNESS! The things you all should know! I hope you guys all get a chance to either see him live, or watch his video sometime. It is something everyone should watch before starting dating, or thinking of getting married. I'll share a few of my notes that should make a bit of sense to you guys... hopefully! Also I will attach the link for his website, pdf of questions, and youtube promo vid.
The first thing Brett brought up was the fact that we live in a very uncontent world. We feel like our cell phone or ipod is out of date... so we throw it out and get a new one. Sadly enough... we do the same thing with our relationships! Oh... this is too much work, I'll just let it go and find a new one. This mindset is in dating and sadly in marriages. :( The divorce rate is at 45-55% and doesn't shock people anymore. Here's something else... 75% of people say they are unhappy in their marriage after 10 years of marriage. (in other words only 25% of people are happy after 10 years of marriage).

Breanna's Input: in Philippians 4:11-12 it says, "I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want." In other words... be content! This applies to relationships too my friends! Be content in your relationship and don't go seeking after someone who may look hotter on the outside, but who's heart is corrupt.

Back to Brett now... His next point was that divorce is the punishment for not preparing before marriage. In other words... you didn't ask the right questions before you married the guy/girl and now you're going ok... that's not good! To help us out... he gave us a list of questions you should talk about with your significant other before you tie the knot.
I encourage you to read over these questions and figure out which are your "deal breakers" for getting married. I mean, dating ultimately leads to marriage! So think about it! Oh and a quote of his I liked was "Marriage is the practice of becoming passionate friends." :) Best friends... for life! Ultimate BFF's! I like it!

Also he talked about dating non-christians and used the verses that I also used in my post on the topic. Something he said to look at for the person you're considering dating or are dating would be:
Faith-Does it matter to you? How is this person doing with:
Church- do they attend regularly and without excuses?
Youth Group- if they are highschool aged are they involved in youth?
Small Group- do they have a small group or friends they get together with to read the Bible and talk about stuff with?
Missions- are the actively living out God's command to spread the word?
Working with the poor- are they helping out closer to home?
Giving to organizations- do they tithe? do they give money to organizations when they feel called to?
Prayer- do they have an active prayer life?
Reading the Bible- are they seeking after God?

Not all of these might be super important to you... but if you're looking for a strong Christian, they should be mostly all true!

Also his biggest point was communicate! Talk! If you don't talk or ask questions, you're not going to get very far and relationships will die off.

Dating For Life Website:

Anyways... Its getting late so I should sign off. If you guys want to know more or want some more of my notes from this let me know! :)

God Bless,

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Who am I?

Sorry guys that I haven't had a chance to post lately. Life has been busy. :( But I have some time right now to be able to post. :) Today's topic is looking at Jesus' death. Since it is almost Easter weekend I wanted you guys to remember that Jesus died for you! Not because He should, but because He loves you. This isn't an obligation for Him, this was an act of ultimate love and mercy. He chose to save us by allowing us to kill Him. In the link below you will find John's account of the death of Jesus.

Pretty amazing how a guy who could give life to others would willingly give up His life for YOU! In all our unworthiness, God's love makes us worthy.
Here is one of my favorite songs that I hope will touch you guys as much as it did me. 

Really, who are you that God would die for you? 
You are His chosen children and He loves you enough to give His life for you. 

God bless,

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Be set free

In God you are a new person! 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

God's English Class 101

Not long ago my friend was standing in line at the movie theater to see one of the newest movies. She was texting me to pass the time. She said "there's these hot guys behind me and I wish you were here!" I was like "why?? So I could make you talk to them?" Her reply was "no! They're attractive but they're words are awful!" Girls you probably know the feeling! You see this extremely attractive guy... then he open his mouths and POOF not attractive at all!

Guys! Think of it this way... You see this gorgeous girl and want to meet her. You get one of your friends to introduce you... but right as you walk up to her... bam! Explosive! Not so attractive now that she's swearing hm?

When I hear swearing or see it in Tweets or Facebook posts or anything else, all I can think of is wow! Uneducated much?! They cant even think of an adjective! Go back to Language Arts people! Anyways... I won't rant about that now... :P
God says in Ephesians 4:29, "Do not let unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful in building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."  How is swearing helping build anyone up? For that matter, how is it showing in anyway that you're a Christian and are living for God?
James 1:26-27, "Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." God has called His followers to be set aside and life in the world, but not of it. That includes how we talk. Check out what James says about the tongue.
James 3:3-12, "When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one's life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.
All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and sea creatures are being tames and have been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God's likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water."

Our tongues are actually set on fire from hell! WOAH! Just a little bit of an eyeopener there! God wants us to keep our talk pure. Remember the verse I posted last week about dwelling on pure things?? Well swearing doesn't help us with that. It is also super disrespectful and God calls us to respect and love the people around us. We are to build eachother up in love, not tear them down with words.

Proverbs 17:27-28 says "The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered. Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues."
Proverbs 18:2 "Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions."
Proverbs 18:4 "The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream."
Proverbs 18:6-8 "The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating. The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives. The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts."

So to conclude this lesson... God wants us to use adjectives... not profanity. ;)

God Bless!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Out of Time...

Sorry Guys! No posts today. :( Ran out of time to do one. :P I'll make sure you get a really good one tomorrow! :)
God Bless,

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Judging and Forgiveness

Throughout my day, in different ways, God has been speaking into my life about forgiveness and judging people. From the sermon at church today, to the theme Shine FM was doing, to what Mike Love spoke at tonight at the BlueTree concert... Forgiveness and the price of judging others has been spoken into my life. I know for me... I have been deeply hurt before and struggled with it and accepting what the other person had done. I realize now that I am able to forgive them, because God forgives me. Who am I to judge their choices when they are on their own journey with their faith?
Luke 6:37-42 " "Do not Judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." "
Matthew 7:1-2 "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."

Who are we to say how bad their actions were? Or say because of those actions, they are this sort of person or that sort of person. Who are we to say they aren't good enough by their pasts? Look at Paul! He was a murderer and yet God chose to use him in a mighty way. What's to say the people who made mistakes then, won't be the biggest lights for God now? Remember sin is sin. God will judge us on ALL our sins doesn't matter how good we see ourselves. Judging others is a sin... so do not condemn another person for some mistake they made when you make mistakes yourselves. We all are growing and it sometimes takes mistakes to place us in the right path.
As for forgiveness... the friends that I have had hurt me, have come to me after and have asked me for forgiveness. Even though I was hurt, I forgive them. The Bible says in Matthew 18:21-23, "Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?" Jesus answered, "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times."" We are called to forgive them when they ask for it. If God can forgive us all the sins we have committed against Him, we can forgive those who wrong us. Forgiving doesn't mean you have to forget, it just means we step past that hurt in our relationship and grow and learn from it.

This is a huge thing, and takes time to learn how to do. So I encourage you to grow and search and find out more on what it means to forgive and not judge.

I am saved because God forgave me!


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Final Post forContinuing on Dating Struggles: Real Love?

Alright... so my day has been insane... but I thought I'd do a short post anyways. :) 
I wanted to tell you guys (and girls) how to distinguish that the person you're dating or like actually does love you. For this we look at 1st Corinthians 13.

"If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.
 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."

This passage tells us exactly what Love looks like. Real love is patient, kind, its not jealous, its not a showoff, its not prideful, it doesn't hurt others, its not selfish, or quick to get mad at someone, and is forgiving. Love encourages truthful behavior and discourages lieing. Love always protects you, always hopes, and never quits! 
Now think of your bf/gf/person you like. Do they fit this mold? No one but God will fit it perfectly, but the more they fit, the more they are striving to be one of God's followers. If they show all of these qualities in how they treat you and others, then my goodness you have a fantastic girl/guy. If not... maybe you should consider what real love actually looks like. 

Remember the greatest is love, and when its real its worth it, and God's love is very very real! :) 

God Bless!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Continuing on Dating Struggles: Who is the Center of Your World?

Alright… today I felt like I should share about putting God first. And that can be a huge struggle when you’re dating. When you think you found that perfect guy/girl and you want to spend all your time with them. You sometimes forget about everything but that person and they become your #1. RED FLAG ALERT! A person is your #1?!?! That isn’t a good thing! Here’s why…
GOD WANTS TO BE YOUR #1!!!! Exodus 20:3 says, “You shall have no other gods before me.” Aka… God says I am your #1 so don’t try to put other things in My place. That means boyfriends/girlfriends too people! Sure you can love someone but even when you’re married to the person, they still shouldn’t be your #1. God wants to be your numero uno! Actually it is in the 10 commandments! Exodus 20:4-6 say, “You shall not make yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.” God is a jealous God and there will be consequences when you let things/people take His place in your life. Idolatry is a sin! Remember, people aren’t perfect and they will let you down, especially when you raise them up on a pedestal. God is perfect though, and He will never fail you!

Here are some ways you can live this command out:
Spend at least 10 mins in His word every day
Talk to Him! Share your heart with Him!
Encourage your bf/gf to spend time with God and maybe even read your Bibles together! Growing together in God can only be a good thing! J
Don’t spend every waking moment with your bf/gf. Girls need girlfriends and guys believe it or not actually do need to have guys to hang out with! :O (Shocking, I know!)
Have an accountability partner that will be honest with you if they see you putting something in God’s place, not just a bf/gf but anything that could become an idol in your life.
Finally, take time to think about whom really and truly is the center of your world? Is it someone on earth? Is it yourself? Is it money? Is it that new video game? The new spring fashions? And where should the center of your world really be?
God Bless! 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Continuing on Dating Struggles: Where do I Draw the Line?

Ahh the inevitable question that most, if not all, people ask at one time or another. How far is too far? When should I stop? Let’s take that question to God and see what He says on it. J
1st Corinthians 7:1-3 “Now for the matters you wrote about: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband.”  Alright… so God doesn’t like sexual immorality! But I’m sure it’s not that bad…
Hebrews 13:4 “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.”   Well then… Maybe it is that bad! :S
1st Thessalonians 4:3-8 “It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God; and that in this matter no one should wrong or take advantage of a brother or sister. The Lord will punish all those who commit such sins, as we told you and warned you before. For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human being but God, the very God who gives you his Holy Spirit.”  YIPES! It is that bad! But… where does the line come in?? How far is too far?
Well according to God in 1st Corinthians 6:18-20 “Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”
So we are to flee from it! Not try to justify it or say “well I can play around with it as long as I don’t go all the way”. That is STILL sexual immorality and as you saw in the verses previously, it is something God doesn’t like at all! Why is God so harsh? Why does He say the line is NO SEXUAL IMMORALITY? Because He loves you! He wants to keep you safe from the things that will hurt you when you do them outside of God’s plans. Think of it this way, if your heart was paper and you glued it to another piece of paper that was your bf/gf’s heart and then you pulled it apart, pieces of your heart would be missing, and you would have some of their heart left on yours! Keep doing this with different hearts and there wouldn’t be much left of your own heart and a lot of pieces from other people to carry around. The baggage would be huge and just try to explain why you have this weird multi colored heart to your future husband/wife! I don’t think that would go over well… :P Another example is packing tape! If you stick masking tape on cardboard and pull it off it is still relatively sticky! But keep doing that and you lose the stick factor. The same is with relationships. If you keep giving your heart away then ripping it off, you are going to lose the ability to stick to one person! If you keep giving your body away to others to use and abuse, you will lose your ability to stick with one person and the likelihood of your future marriage being successful is way less.
This is a story I heard a while back and went “wow! How easy is it to think it’s not a big deal!”
“On the 16th Birthday of a girl her dad got her a beautiful charm bracelet. The charms were made of different valuable gems that sparkled and shined under the sunlight. She was amazed that her dad would spend so much on a bracelet for her. Her dad told her that this bracelet was more than just looks. It represented her purity. She was a bit surprised but listened anyways. He said that she was to wear it and whenever she did something for the first time with a boy, she was to give him the gem that went with it. One for holding hands for the first time. One for first kiss. One for first boyfriend. One for first saying “I love you”. One for first engagement. And so on. And when she got married she was to give her husband the bracelet. She agreed to it and wore the bracelet constantly. Throughout her young life she gave away different gems to different boys. Finally, when she was in her 20’s, she got married.  On the night of her wedding she gave her new husband the bracelet. There were gems missing, and he noticed. He asked her why she had lost so many gems, and she had to explain to him where the gems went.”
If you think it would be hard to tell your future spouse about your past… imagine what God thinks of it? God wants to be your ultimate lover and protect you!
If you have already given away your “gems” you’re probably feeling guilty right about now. GOOD! This is God’s way of saying “HEY! You! You’re doing this wrong! Please, let me help you!” You may not ever get those things back, but He will forgive you!
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1st John 1:9
God will take those sins from you and wash you clean again. You can be pure in His eyes once again and start fresh in living the pure life with God. Hope is not lost if you are struggling! Find your strength in Him.
A verse to dwell on as you exit my blog.
Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy- think about such things.”

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

2nd Corinthians: The Deal With Dating Non-Christians

Alright... So I decided since I talked about love yesterday... I'll talk about different dating issues faced by Christians for the rest of the week. :)
Today I read through 2nd Corinthians 6:15-7:1. The author of this book, Paul, is touching on a very big issue... Dating/Marrying non-believers. I know to some people this isn't a big issue... but in reality it is an issue that can cause a lot of heart ache in the future. With divorce rates on the rise... and the church equal to the world with those ratings, who you choose to marry is a big deal! Dating (to me and I hope to most of you) is a way to get to know a person you think you would like to marry. I personally would rather court than date. The world today uses dating as intimacy before commitment, while courting is more of commitment before intimacy. Anyways... who you choose is a big thing! So why is it such a big deal if you find this amazing, nice, hot, guy/girl that you want to date/court and maybe spend forever with? Why is because there is one thing missing... NOT A CHRISTIAN!
In 2nd Corinthians 6:14 Paul states, "Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?" To make sense of that for you guys... In Lord of the Rings... could Saruman have ended up dating Eowyn? NO WAY! Eowyn is all that is good and beautiful. Saruman is hatred and evil. They don't mix well. Eowyn may have ended up dead for smiling at the wrong time. :P That example is a bit to the extreme side... but not by much! If you are a Christian, you have the light of God in you. Non-Christians do not have this light... and if given the chance and right circumstances, can even snuff out yours! In context with Paul's time, he uses the example of animals being yoked together. Normally, two animals of the same kind were yoked together and tended to pull at the same speed, in the same direction. But if you yoked two different animals together, they tended to pull different directions, and at different speeds. Two different animals often ended in disaster and a huge mess to clean up.
God doesn't tell you not to date/court/marry non-Christians because He wants us to be superior to them! He says it to protect us from the destruction that will ultimately come from it. He wants us as His children to be set apart for Him. (2nd Corinthians 6:16) How are we to be different, if our significant other is always wanting us to be the same? That is why God uses Paul to warn us not to date/court/marry non-Christians. He loves us and wants to protect us from the disaster that will come when the relationship breaks apart... or you walk away from Him.
Missionary Dating, also known as dating a non-Christian to be a witness to them. DON'T DO IT! Girls, you can not change a guy or make him believe anything he doesn't want to. Guys, same goes for you! If you want to be a witness to someone you like that may not be a Christian, BE THEIR FRIEND! Invite them to youth, church, etc... get them involved with things that are God based. Don't shove it in their face, but invite them as a friend. And PRAY for them. Prayer is the most powerful weapon we have and has more power than any of us could imagine. If God truly wants you to be with that person, then they will become a Christian and things will work out in time. Just don't rush it! :)

Anyways... I hope this gives you guys something to think about and hopefully saves a few of you the heart ache that comes from yoking yourself to the wrong person.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Dating and "love"- My Thoughts

Mkay… soo… I was reading my Bible this morning and came across some verses that made me think. I wanted to share my thoughts with you all and maybe possibly get you guys to think too. J
So here it goes… Today many teenagers (an some adults) believe that they “love” someone. They think because they are dating someone or are highly attracted to someone they “love” them. And the TRUTH is… you more than likely don’t (sorry if I’m bursting your bubbles.) Love is so much more than that attraction you feel for your bf/gf. That feeling could lead to love, I’m not going to say it won’t, but a physical attraction to someone isn’t love, its attraction.
Many teenagers, and even adults, choose to get into relationships where they know it won’t be long term. They give all their emotions, thoughts, and desires to the relationship and forget about everything else, even God. Proverbs 4:23 says, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” How are we to guard our hearts if we flippantly give it away to whomever we are attracted to? The answer is simple, yet so very hard to do in this world. We choose NOT to give away our hearts. The world may say that you have to have a bf/gf to mean anything or be important, but the truth is… You are already the most important person in the world to God. I am God’s daughter and His love, just as you are His sons and daughters and also His love. He is so amazing that each of us are so important to Him that HE SENT HIS SON TO DIE FOR US! His only son! He chooses to LOVE us even though WE KILLED HIS ONLY SON!
I know as a girl who has chosen to not flippantly give my heart away, it is hard! Discouragement is everywhere. So I wanted to encourage you who are choosing to wait for God’s chosen person or think you found him/her but are waiting still. First I will start with a verse to make you think. Song of Songs 2:7, 3:5, and 8:4 say, “Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you by the gazelles and by the does of the field: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.” It says that 3 times! I think God is trying to get a point across here! You are not wrong to wait to give your heart away. In fact, guarding your heart is a good thing! Before you are ready to love another person, you need to love God with your whole heart. “How do I do that ?”, you ask. Spend time with Him! Instead of seeking relationships that won’t last, put your time, desires, and emotions into a relationship that will last forever. Read His love letter to you! Talk to Him like you would your bf/gf. God wants to have that relationship with you too! He wants to be your love and your best friend. The best part, He understands everything you’re going though! Your human bf/gf may not understand, but God does. Don’t be afraid to tell Him anything, He already knows your heart. And guys, this is for you too! God wants that best friend/love relationship with you just as He does with any of the girls.
So while you may be attracted to the opposite sex here on earth, remember that love was designed by our Greatest Lover and Creator. God doesn’t just say the words… He shows us in everything! Love isn’t just the words, love is action and Jesus set the biggest example. “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friend.” John 15:13. So when you say you “love” someone, be careful that it’s not just words and attraction saying it, but action too.

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Hey All! :)

So here goes my new thing... blogging! haha We will see how good I am at keeping up with it! I am going to try to post a little blurb every day about something I learned from God and hopefully it inspires you guys. :)